Routes

You need to set up a continuous communication route between receivers and sender(s). If recipient, sender and/or RP router are not within the same network segment, you will need to create a route to enable communication between them.

To create a PIM-SM route, do the following:

  1. On the Routes tab, click New PIM-SM Route.

    The dialog box Add PIM-SM Route opens.

  2. Make the following settings:

    Route type: The following route types are available:

    • Interface route: Packets are sent out on a particular interface. This is useful in two cases. First, for routing on dynamic interfaces (PPP), because in this case the IP address of the gateway is unknown. Second, for defining a default route having a gateway located outside the directly connected networks.
    • Gateway route: Packets are sent to a particular host (gateway).

    Network: Select the destination address range where the PIM traffic is to be routed to.

    Gateway: Select the gateway/router to which the gateway will forward data packets (only available if you selected Gateway Route as route type).

    Interface: Select the interface to which the gateway will forward data packets (only available if you selected Interface Route as route type).

    Comment (optional): Add a description or other information.

  3. Click Save.

    The new PIM-SM route is added to the routes list.

To either edit or delete a PIM-SM route, click the corresponding buttons.